springfield mo real estate: Springfield Mo Market Report | November 2011 Sales by City | Springfield Mo Real Estate - 12/18/11 10:14 AM
Springfield Mo Market Report | November 2011 Sales by City | Springfield Mo Real Estate The Springfield Missouri real estate market is still showing a decrease in sales compared to 2010.  With the holidays among us, the December sales will show the true market for 2011. 
With the absorption rate in place, many of the surrounding communities have over a year's supply of homes.  Pricing your home to be the next in line to sell is cruticial in today's market.


Interested in knowing what your home is worth and how long it will take to sell?  Call … (0 comments)

springfield mo real estate: 2011 December Blogging Challenge | A Great Day | Day 16 - 12/16/11 01:42 PM
2011 December Blogging Challenge | A Great Day Selling Springfield Mo Real Estate | Day 16 Have you ever wondered what a real estate agent does?  You probably think they ride around all day showing beautiful homes and talking with buyers, then going back to the office and writing offers.  In 30 days they close and earn a commission and start the same routine over with a new buyer.
Not so!.......well some of it is, but the unglamorous side of real estate is what I did today.  I have a listing that has been on the market for 5 months.  I've … (8 comments)

springfield mo real estate: 2011 December Blogging Challenge | Necessary Tasks To Increase Business - Day 8 - 12/08/11 12:01 PM
2011 December Blogging Challenge | Necessary Tasks To Increase Business - Day 8
 
 

Today was a repeat of yesterday.  Calling several banks for updates on short sales, calling several of our sellers, then back to working closed files. Before lunch I started working distressed sellers that currently do not have their homes on the market.  This research is tedious, but rewarding when we list their home and save them from foreclosure.
 
My appointment to assist a seller with documents for a loan modification was cancelled and will have to be rescheduled.  So instead of spending the afternoon … (2 comments)

springfield mo real estate: 2011 December Blogging Challenge | Necessary Tasks To Increase Business - Day 7 - 12/07/11 01:00 PM
2011 December Blogging Challenge | Necessary Tasks To Increase Business - Day 7 Paperwork is a necessary task in the real estate business that comes after closings and new business.
Listing and selling Springfield MO real estate is the nuts and bolts of our business.  But the paperwork is endless!  Today was a day to spend in the office catching up on files and closing out folders.  I am a stickler for files being in order and years ago we designed a system that is great. 
Several of our listings and contracts have sold this last month. All our files … (0 comments)

springfield mo real estate: Sorry To See You Leave | Hope You Come Back Reduced | Springfield Mo Real Estate - 11/29/11 01:03 PM
Sorry To See You Leave | Hope You Come Back Reduced | Springfield Mo Real Estate  
I have another listing expire today.  After speaking with the seller, I said I'm sorry to see you leave the market, but hope you are able to come back reduced, of course. (I really didn't say it quite like that.)   The Springfield Mo real estate market is struggling to rebound for homes like yours.
 
Like many higher priced homes in our area, I see more Springfield Mo homes from $250,000 and up expiring due to the lack of buyers in this price … (10 comments)

springfield mo real estate: My Million Dollar Loss - The One That Got Away - 11/25/11 12:37 PM
My Million Dollar Loss - The One That Got Away  
Over all the years I've spent working in the real estate industry, I've lost my share of listings and contracts, But the biggest one was a million dollar loss.  You could say, it was the one that got away.
 
I'd only been a real estate agent for a few years, selling residential real estate.  Through a friend, I obtained a great commercial listing on the strip in Branson.  Luckily, I listed and sold it within 30 days for cash.......it was definitely luck!  My biggest sale ever!
 
Thinking … (24 comments)

springfield mo real estate: You've Got To Go | Keeping You Will Be Hazardous To My Health! - 11/24/11 10:58 AM
You've Got To Go | Keeping You Will Be Hazardous To My Health! Waking up several weeks ago to looking like a Chipmunk, I realized my tooth was abscessed, I called the doctor and made an appointment to see him right away.  Does it hurt, the receptionest asked. 
 
No.  Not one bit!  Ok, we can see you tomorrow.  I'll call in antiobiotics to get you started.
 

 
To make a long story short, the dentist sent me to a surgeon.  My tooth is cracked and because it holds on a bridge, I have to have it removed … (12 comments)

springfield mo real estate: Springfield Short Sale Closed | Patience Does Pay Off - 11/24/11 05:03 AM
Springfield Short Sale Closed | Patience Does Pay Off Taking on short sales several years ago, I knew it would be more work than a regular sale.  But when you are working short sales you become involved with the tension and stress the sellers experience.
This particular sale was a divorce situation.  Once we received an offer, I was able to have both sellers sign the offer.  Since the home was only in one owner's name, getting the paperwork was much easier than tracking both parties down.
In the meantime, the buyers impatiently waited for the FHA loan to be approved.  … (2 comments)

springfield mo real estate: October 2011 Springfield Mo Market Report | Springfield Mo Homes For Sale | Springfield Mo Real Estate - 11/13/11 11:50 AM
October 2011 Springfield Mo Market Report | Springfield Mo Homes For Sale | Springfield Mo Real Estate As we go into the winter months, the October 2011 Springfield Mo market report shows some slowing down in sales.  For some price brackets, sales actually increased so far. This graph is a recap of sales since January 1, 2011.

Unlike market prices across the country, homes are more affordable in the Springfield Mo real estate area.  The marjority of homes sell under $300,000, while the market is saturated with great homes over $300,000.
Serious sellers are watching comparables sales and pricing their … (1 comments)

springfield mo real estate: Locked Out Again On A Springfield Mo Short Sale | But I Have The Key - 10/23/11 12:21 PM
Locked Out Again On A Springfield Mo Short Sale, But I Have The Key My morning started out with a call from a seller lettimg me know they had been locked out of their home, my sign was down and the home had been winterized (according to the papers in the window).
 
I've worked for almost 3 months on getting the loan approved for the short sale.  We're very close to getting approval, so the seller was headed over to the home to clean it up and get it ready for inspections, when she found she was locked out.
 
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springfield mo real estate: Banks Are Approving Short Sales Over Foreclosures - Springfield Mo Short Sales - 10/16/11 11:59 AM
Banks Are Approving Short Sales Over Foreclosures - Springfield Mo Short Sales Short Sales are not easy, but the banks would rather approve a short sale, than have a foreclosure on their hands.  
Home owners are beginning to realize that doing a short sales is much better than a foreclosure.  In a short sale, most often, the homeowner's debt is foregiven on the first lien.  On a foreclosure, the lender can come back on the homeowner for the outstanding debt.
 
Working with some of the banks such as Bank of America, Chase and Wells Fargo, many are speeding up … (4 comments)

springfield mo real estate: I'd Be Happy To Drop Your Overpriced Listing | I Sold Two Homes From Your Overpriced Listing - 10/13/11 02:48 PM
I'd Be Happy To Drop Your Overpriced Listing | I Sold Two Springfield Mo Homes From Your Overpriced Listing!  Mr and Mrs Seller, I'd be happy to drop your overpriced listing.  I've sold two Springfield Mo homes from your overpriced listing. Meeting with you several months ago, I let you know that I do not set the price of your home....you do!  I showed you the Sold comparables, the Active listings and then asked how long you wanted to keep it on the market.  Of course, you said, Right Away.
 
Please explain the definition of "Right Away".
 
Within 30 … (13 comments)

springfield mo real estate: 2528 N Rogers Springfield Mo | Springfield Mo Real Estate | Springfield Mo Short Sales - 10/09/11 02:42 PM
2528 N Rogers Springfield Mo … (5 comments)

springfield mo real estate: September 2011 Springfield Mo Market Report - Springfield Mo Homes For Sale - 10/02/11 01:39 PM
September 2011 Springfield Mo Market Report - Springfield Mo Homes For Sale  
The end of the 2011 3rd Quarter is here and the figures for the 2011 Springfield Mo real estate market are still dropping.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Homes sales are continuing to drop, however a few areas have had more sales than 2010. 
Ozark and SE Springfield seem to be the best selling areas, compared to the number of homes on the market.  Rogersville has increased in sales, but still has … (5 comments)

springfield mo real estate: Gated Communities - Millwood Golf and Racquet Club - Springfield Mo Real Estate - 09/30/11 01:12 PM
Gated Communities - Millwood Golf and Racquet Club - Springfield Mo Real Estate More and more people enjoy their privacy living in a gated community, and Millwood Golf and Racquet Club is only one of the great gated luxury communities in Springfield Missouri.
Millwood is one of the newer gated communities in Springfield.  Located minutes south of Springfield off of Highway 65, play golf, tennis and swim all in once place.  There's even a great restaurant to meet your clients or take the entire family for a wonderful evening.
Other gated communities include:
Highland Springs Country Club
Ironbridge
Stone … (2 comments)

springfield mo real estate: Benefits of Buying A Short Sale in Springfield Missouri - Springfield Mo Real Estate - 09/29/11 02:43 PM
Benefits of Buying A Short Sale in Springfield Missouri - Springfield Mo Real Estate  
Springfield Mo Short Sales - You Can't Learn Too Much!  Short sales will be here for a long time.  And short sales can be stressful and time consuming.  But short sales can be better buys than a foreclosure.
Although short sales are sold in AS IS condition, foreclosures are as well.  But the majority of short sales are in better condition.  The seller wants to sell and is more motivated to accept a lower offer.
If you are planning to purchase a short sale in or … (0 comments)

springfield mo real estate: Short Sale - 1086 Daisy Falls Drive Nixa Missouri - SOLD! - 09/26/11 02:26 PM
Short Sale - 1086 Daisy Falls Drive Nixa Missouri - SOLD!  
Listed at $149,000 - Sold At $148,000  

 
 With the help of a great buyer, a buyer's agent that kept the buyers from walking, a very cooperative seller and the sellers bank, we closed another short sale today.
 
Immaculate and gorgeous custom built home with a Tuscany flair located between Ozark and Nixa is now sold.
 
A large open floor plan, gas log fireplace, windows galore, open and airy with gleaming dark hardwood floors, tiled entryway, bullnosed corners, large master bedroom with a private bath, … (8 comments)

springfield mo real estate: Springfield Mo Homes With Two or More Acres - Springfield Mo Real Estate - 09/18/11 11:06 AM
Springfield Mo Homes With Two or More acres - Springfield Mo Real Estate
Located in the Southwest part of Missouri, Springfield is the fourth most populated county in Missouri.  Springfield is one of many towns in Greene County.  Other cities include Battlefield, Republic, Willard, Strafford and parts of Rogersville.
 
Adjacent counties include Christian, Polk, Dallas, Webster, Lawrence and Dade.
 
Springfield has grown at a rate of 1.9% over the past 10 years and now has a population of over 430,000 people.
Homes with acreage in Springfield Missouri include homes in established subdivisions.  Today, building codes only allow new … (3 comments)

springfield mo real estate: Springfield MO Open House Sunday 9-18-2011 5621 N Farm Rd 175 Springfield Mo - 09/15/11 06:59 AM
Springfield Mo Open House Sunday 9-18-11 5621 N Farm Rd 175 Springfield Mo - Springfield Mo Horse Property Wonderful 10 acre horse ranch with a beautiful 6 bedroom, 5 bath basement home nestled in a quiet and peaceful country setting just 20 minutes from downtown Springfield.
This country style home with a full length covered front porch exudes warmth and comfort as you drive up and as you enter and experience the spacious and open floor plan with high vaulted ceilings, wooden beams and extensive trim work. Updated in 2002.
Quality craftsmanship can be seen in the custom kitchen cabinets … (5 comments)

springfield mo real estate: Short Sales Take Teamwork - Selling Springfield Mo Short Sales - 09/10/11 02:40 PM
Short Sales Take Teamwork - Selling Springfield Mo Short Sales  
Closing Springfield Mo short sales takes time, patience and great teamwork.  Teamwork includes a title company, the seller, the buyer, the bank and all the agents involved.
 
One of the members of my team is a closing agent with Great American Title.....meet Linda Mans.
 
Linda researches the seller's title work and prepares an estimated HUD statement once I list a short sale.
 
After months of negotiations, she ends up updating the file, so when we do receive approval, the figures are what the bank will … (4 comments)

 
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